2019 AMI Online Salon

Cause and Process of Hypertrophic Scar Formation

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Rachael Whitehead
  • Membership Type: Student Submission
  • Address: Kelowna, BC
  • Client: Faculty Advisor: Shelley Wall, Content Advisor: John Wong
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print, editorial spread
  • Primary Audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

This two-page magazine spread was created to depict a pathological change in a tissue over time for hypertrophic scarring. I intended to illustrate the steps of wound healing and hypertrophic scar formation—occurring due to an abnormal build-up of collagen fibres in the dermis. The spread also discusses the main causes and locations of hypertrophic scars, and the people who are more likely to develop them. This piece is intended for a popular scientific magazine for an educated lay audience.